FA seek BAME candidates for Elite Coach Mentee roles
The Football Association (The FA) is recruiting for four football coaches to be a part of its Elite Coach Menteeship programme, which provides learning and professional development opportunities for promising elite female and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) male coaches, for the 2017/18 season.
One of The FA’s seven strategic objectives is to provide a ‘world-leading education programme for a diverse football workforce’. As a result, The FA has put coaching and the development of quality coaches at all levels, front and centre of its agenda and is taking positive action to widen the diversity of the coaching talent pool.
Female and BAME male coaches continue to be significantly under-represented at the top levels of both the men’s and women’s game. The England Commission report highlighted a need for long-term investment to redress this imbalance.
Reporting to The FA Coach Inclusion and Diversity Manager, the Mentees will gain vital knowledge, understanding and skills through formal, non-formal and informal learning and development opportunities that will enable them to confidently challenge for employment at professional clubs.
The role will enable Mentees to work in collaboration with other national specialist coaches, provide support and in some cases assist in the delivery of coaching themes to teams, units and individual players.
Furthermore, the Mentee will have the opportunity to receive personalised training covering CV and job interview techniques, event speaking, media strategy training and guidance as to how to build high performance teams, in conjunction with the League Manager’s Association Master Class series.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 12 April 2017.
Successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre on either Monday 22 May 2017 or Friday 26 May 2017.
For more information on the Elite Coach Mentee roles and access to the application form, click here.